I Am Thankful!

I am so thankful for so many things. I am thankful for first my relationship with God, my Father and Jesus, my Lord and Savior! I am thankful for my wonderful husband and family and the love and closeness we all share. I am thankful for all of my friends and that they are part of my family too! I am thankful for my church, Covenant Love Christian Center, and my Pastors, Nick and Germaine Wright, who actually live what they teach. They are also my family and Germaine is the sister I never had. I am thankful for the gift that I asked God to show me 5 years ago and He did! And I am thankful for God allowing me to see all the beauty around me Thru His Eyes!

My photography is the gift that God gave me and showed me 5 years ago. I always ask Him to let me see the beauty around me through His eyes and He does. These photos are the way I see the beauty and colors Thru My Daddy’s Eyes! I hope you enjoy!

Have a wonderfully blessed day and always be thankful for the gifts and blessings God bestows on you!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ~

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I LOVE Fall in Texas

Oh, I love this time of year! I know that we may not have the Fall colors of Arkansas, Missouri or the East Coast, but we do have a gorgeous Fall! Isn’t God good how He provides these gorgeous colors for us right before the colorlessness of Winter? My Daddy is so good and He loves us so much!

Here are a few examples of why I LOVE Fall in Texas!

Have a wonderfully blessed, beautifully colorful day!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ~


Week 33 ~ I Am Having Fun

I don’t usually get ‘Artsy’ with my photos, but I have been having a ball using Topaz Simplify 4! I always wanted to take up oil painting and now I am painting oil paintings with my processing! I am having a ball! Let me know what you think! 🙂

Have an Abundantly Blessed Day!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ~


Week 32 ~ Fall at Clark Gardens

Clark Gardens is beautiful during all seasons, but in the Fall everything turns a beautiful golden color! Here are a few samples of Falls Past! Gorgeous Fall colors and a few of the interesting characters that show up every Fall! 🙂

I hope you enjoy these scenes of Fall at Clark Gardens! 🙂

Have an abundantly blessed day!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ~


The Grand Lady of Clark Gardens

Billie Clark, the wife of Max Clark, mother of Carol and Deborah, and co-founder of Clark Gardens had two grand celebrations last week! The first was early Friday morning when she stepped out of her earthly body and into the greatest garden of all ~ Heaven! The second was Sunday when her family and friends gathered to celebrate her life!

I never had the privilege of meeting Billie personally, but felt like I had known her for years. You see, Paul and I have been going to Clark Gardens on a regular basis for 4 years. Shortly before we joined Clark Gardens, Billie went to live at the House of Hope in Wichita Falls.

Billie had the vision for the Gardens and was responsible for the first shovel full of dirt that was turned! She and Max had a love that endured 62 years on earth and lives on through Eternity. Billie wanted an English Garden and the Channel Garden was born! From there it grew and grew! Billie envisioned the Gardens and Max built it ~ 35 acres of ‘God’s Little Bit of Heaven in Texas’ aka Clark Gardens Botanical Park!

I got to know Billie through her Gardens; through Max, Carol and the working family of Clark Gardens. Clark Gardens is a living, breathing, growing testimony to a grand lady! I really got to know her through hours and hours of walking through the Gardens, sitting and listening to the peaceful sounds of the Gardens and soaking in the beauty all around me. All of this is Billie Clark! Thank you, Billie and Max! Clark Gardens is to me, a gift from God that 2 wonderful giving people allowing God to use them, built for us to enjoy today and years and years to come!

This is a sculpture of Billie and her youngest Grandchild, Molly at a family wiener roast. This photo means a lot to me because while we were visiting the Gardens last year with our entire family, Sammy, our youngest Granddarling, wanted to meet Billie so I took him over to see her sculpture. He sat right down, looked into her ‘eyes’ and sat there for the longest time mesmerized! It was an awesome experience!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ~


The American Beauty Berry

This is one of the prettiest berries I have ever seen! I love the bright almost metallic color of these berries. Here is some information from Wikipedia on them! ‘The berries last well into the winter or dry season and are an important survival food for birds and other animals, though they will not eat them until other sources are depleted. The berries are highly astringent but are made into wine and jelly.’

Have a blessed day!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ~


Week 29 ~ Old Cemetery

We love old cemeteries with old historic graves and today we visited one of old work vehicles! Here are some of the interesting finds we came across! 🙂

Enjoy and Have a Blessed Day!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ~